Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola) - HBW 3, p. 381
French: Glaréole à collier
Spanish: Canastera Común
Other common names: Red-winged/Common Pratincole, Swallow-plover
Taxonomy: Hirundo Pratincola Linnaeus, 1766, Austria.
Forms superspecies with G. maldivarum and G. nordmanni, although range overlap with latter leads some authorities to exclude that species from the superspecies. Formerly considered to include G. maldivarum, and even on occasion G. nordmanni, as races. Has hybridized with G. nordmanni. Possible race boweni of W Africa included in fuelleborni; form “limbata”, described from Red Sea coasts, appears to be erroneous. Species has on occasion been regarded as monotypic. Three subspecies normally recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- pratincola (Linnaeus, 1766) - S Europe to Pakistan; winters in sub-Saharan Africa, N of 5° N.
- erlangeri Neumann, 1920 - coastal plains of S Somalia and N Kenya.
- fuelleborni Neumann, 1910 - Senegal E to S Kenya and S to Zaire, Namibia and E South Africa.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 28 videos
An adult bird looking around on the ground Locality Brazo del Este, Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain (ssp pratincola)
Alex García · Videoaves 12 April 2008 7 years ago 27 sec 4.7
A little chick and an adult bird preening. Locality Ebro Delta, Tarragona Province, Catalonia, Spain
Javier Ortas 26 June 2013 2 years ago 26 sec 4.7
Adult resting on the ground. Locality Aktogay, East Kazakhstan Province, Kazakhstan (ssp pratincola)
Christophe Gouraud 14 May 2010 5 years ago 35 sec 4.4
An adult feeding a juvenile Locality Ebro Delta, Tarragona Province, Catalonia, Spain (ssp pratincola)
Pedro Rubio 1994 13 years ago 10 sec 4.4
A bird walking and staying close to its breeding ground, Korinos, Pieria, greece Locality Greece
Paschalis Dougalis 8 May 2012 3 years ago 46 sec 4.3
A juvenile on land Locality Ebro Delta, Tarragona Province, Catalonia, Spain (ssp pratincola)
Pedro Rubio 1994 13 years ago 15 sec 4.2
PhotosSee all 87 photos
Hunting for insects.
Locality Kalloni Saltworks, Kalloni, Lesbos Island, North Aegean Region, Greece
Mattias Hofstede 13 May 2015 39 weeks ago 5
One bird resting.
Locality Bolu Province, Turkey
Mustafa Sozen 2 May 2010 1 year ago 4.8
Locality Salt Ponds Km 20, Eilat, Israel
Lior Kislev 31 March 2015 1 year ago 4.8
Locality Deltebre, Ebro Delta, Tarragona Province, Catalonia, Spain (ssp pratincola)
Ricardo Rodriguez 7 July 2012 3 years ago 4.7
A juvenile bird
Locality Arakhiya Farm, Al Rayyan, Qatar
John A Thompson 20 September 2009 5 years ago 4.6
Locality East Kazakhstan Province, Kazakhstan (ssp pratincola)
Christophe Gouraud 14 May 2010 5 years ago 4.5